Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 01, 2013
The Jennifer Bennett Campaign for the 265th District Court of Dallas County cordially invites the public to attend the Jennifer Bennett for Judge Campaign Kick-off on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Sammy’s BBQ, 2126 Leonard St., Dallas, Texas from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
GET TO KNOW JENNIFER BENNETT
Jennifer grew up in Dallas and attended Lake Highlands High School and Southern Methodist University, where she earned her Juris Doctorate in May 1998. She was admitted to the Texas State Bar later that same year before holding her first public service position as the trial bureau attorney in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Her work there ignited a passion as she fought to deliver justice to those affected by domestic violence.
In 2001, Jennifer moved to Dallas and began work as a misdemeanor trial bureau prosecutor in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, where she quickly moved up the ranks to felony trial bureau prosecutor by January 2002. In that role, she successfully prosecuted animal cruelty, theft, burglary, homicide and major drug offenses.
Currently, Jennifer acts as the sole liaison between the District Attorney’s Office and all police agencies in any cases involving deceased persons. She evaluates each case on its merits and determines if, and what, charges to accept. Then, she presents cases to the grand jury for formal charging. In addition, she provides training to the Dallas Police Department and other agencies regarding legal matters and procedures, as well as, in-house training to other prosecutors on a myriad of topics.
Jennifer decided to run for the 265th District Court after observing a glut of defendants sitting in jail awaiting trial. Immediately, her thoughts ran to the crime victims who are delayed justice for what happened to them. It’s also a violation of the defendants’ due process rights. Jennifer wants to operate the court in an efficient manner, to streamline the process, and make sure that everyone has their day in court — victims and defendants.
“That affects the defendants because they can’t get their day in court. That affects victims of crimes, that affect all of us,” Bennett has said.
Come out to Sammy’s BBQ on November 5th at 5 p.m. to meet Jennifer. Share thoughts and ideas on Dallas County’s judicial system. Until then, follow Jennifer online: Twitter, @jennbenn8; Facebook, JennBenn4Judge, LinkedIn, Jennifer Bennett; and http://www.jennbenn4judge.com.